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Gunmen kill pregnant woman, husband, two others in Bayelsa

Written by on 7 August 2020

Gunmen, on Wednesday, invaded Azikoro village in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, and killed four persons, including a pregnant woman and her husband. The gunmen were said to have also attacked a church, set some buildings ablaze and vandalised some vehicles. A resident of the community, who is also a medical doctor, […]

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COVID-19: Ajaokuta medical centre shut down

Written by on 7 August 2020

The Management of Ajaokuta Steel Company has reported its index case of Covid-19 and has, therefore, shut down the Ajaokuta Hospital for decontamination. This was contained in a statement issued and posted on the hospital’s notice board on Friday and signed by the hospital’s Deputy General Manager, D.Y. Salisu. The statement read, “You may be […]

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Nigerians must calm down to see progress under Buhari – Adesina

Written by on 7 August 2020

Nigerians must calm down to appreciate the massive leaps under President Muhammadu Buhari, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has stated. Adesina, in a piece titled “Why we need to calm down” said so much progress have been achieved under the current administration, which many will not appreciate without calming down. Drawing […]

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Housemates win wager challenge in third week

Written by on 7 August 2020

After two weeks of losing their Thursday night wager challenge, the 18 Housemates left in the #BBNaija Lockdown edition won their first wager challenge. After Ebuka’s shade and advice to Housemates on Sunday night, they stayed true to their challenge. Determined to win the week’s wager challenge, they stayed through the night practising their music […]

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BREAKING: Naira Marley fined N100,000 for flouting Lockdown order

Written by on 7 August 2020

Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, popularly known by his stage name Naira Marley has been fined N100,000 for breaching the lockdown regulations, reporters learnt. The artist has admitted he broke COVID-19 lockdown rules when he travelled to the capital, Abuja, for a musical concert. The Nation earlier reported that musician was arrested on Thursday alongside his […]

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International flights to resume in weeks –FG

Written by on 7 August 2020

The Federal Government on Thursday said the airports would be reopened to international flights in weeks and not in months. When international flights eventually resume, passengers are expected to arrive the airport three hours before their flights. The government said the prolonged ban on international travels was not punitive but mainly to keep Nigerians across […]

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NUPENG, PENGASSAN mad over petrol price hike

Written by on 7 August 2020

As more marketers raised the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) (petrol) on Thursday, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have voiced their opposition to the deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector when the country is still relying […]

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Ondo nurses protest non-payment of salaries

Written by on 6 August 2020

Nurses working in the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UMSTH), Ondo State on Thursday staged a protest against the non-payment of their salaries by the state government. The protesters, who shunned their duty posts to protest on the premises of the hospital complex alleged that the government owed them five to six months salary […]

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Al-Qaeda penetrating North-west, US alerts Nigeria

Written by on 6 August 2020

The United States has alerted the federal government that the Al-Qaeda insurgent group was already penetrating the North-western part of Nigeria. Dagvin Anderson, commander of the US special operations command, Africa, who disclosed this during a briefing, said the group was also expanding to other parts of West Africa. In his remarks which TheCable obtained […]

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